wellbeing

Garlic and Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Garlic and pumpkin 🎃 soup made with beef 🥩bone broth from @boroughbrothcompany. It’s absolutely amazing 😉 and all I used was salt and pepper to season! 

You will need:

Method:

  1. Take a pumpkin and cut in half

  2. Scour out  two half's of a pumpkin with a spoon, being careful not to pierce or tear the skin of the pumpkin.

  3. Take the meat of pumpkin and simmer in a large pan with a shallow amount of water. Make sure the water does not cover the pumpkin meat.

  4. This will take roughly about 10- 15 minutes but do keep checking until the meat is soft.

  5. Crush 3 cloves of garlic and add to the pan.

  6. Then add 500 ml of bone broth to the pan this can be home made - click here to see recipe. Or I would recommend to use broth from @boroughbonebrothcompany broth site 

  7.  Then pour the pumpkin garlic and broth into a blender and lightly blend.

  8. Then pour equally into the pumpkins half

  9. Drizzle some olive oil over the soup

  10. Crack some black pepper

  11. Slice a roasted beetroot

    Serve and enjoy!

For the Beetroot:

  1. Wash the beetroots from mud and top and tail

  2. Place in the oven on temperature of 190 for 40 mins until tender

  3.  Once cooled peel the beetroot and slice for the soup as garnish

 

Goldilocks Porridge

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Goldilocks porridge is perfect for winter or when you simply just don’t want to get out of bed.

One of the easiest, yummiest and most comforting bowls of oats you will eat and it is full of healing remedies.

Warming spices like cinnamon and black pepper with the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving power of ginger and turmeric.


Ingredients:

  • 1 can of coconut Milk and 1 can of water - then dilute to your taste

  • Pinch of himalayan pink salt

  • 1⁄2 tsp turmeric powder or finely

  • grated turmeric root

  • 1 cinnamon bark

  • ½ tsp of cinnamon powder

  • 1⁄8 tsp ginger powder

  • Half a pinch of fine black pepper

  • 1 tsp ghee (optional)

  • 1 tsp of cardamoms

  • 2 x star anise

  • 1 tbs chia seeds

Directions:

Bring the coconut and water and salt to a low simmer. Add the spices and optional ghee / coconut oil. Keep mixing until the porridge is thickened but not “sticky thick” (or whatever consistency you like). Pour into a bowl.

Add a little sweetener if you like (coconut sugar or maple syrup are great). Top with fresh blueberries and almonds and seeds, Enjoy!

Move aside Mr Avocado !

This January I dare you to give up the most over eaten breakfast ingredient of the 21st century! It has had its day. Hospitals have even reported a rise in what they coined 'Avocado Hand' when admissions of severed tendons due to the dangerous avocado increased. Ten years ago it would have been considered very middle class to report the reason you couldn't write was because you severed a tendon whislt trying to cut open this dangerous fruit. Now its a run of the mill injury. So to avoid this potential problem try something new for breakfast. 

Sardines on toasted Rye with watercress, parsley, cherry tomatoes and sweet mustard with a side of  pickled red cabbage   How to make this  breakfast   Toast a piece of rye bread   spread with some sweet mustard  Open a tin of sardines and with a folk spread them onto the rye toast  Roughly chop watercress and lie on top of the sardines  Chop 3 cherry tomatoes   Eat, slowly without checking instagram of emails or facebook!  Enjoy!            

Sardines on toasted Rye with watercress, parsley, cherry tomatoes and sweet mustard with a side of  pickled red cabbage

How to make this  breakfast

Toast a piece of rye bread 

spread with some sweet mustard

Open a tin of sardines and with a folk spread them onto the rye toast

Roughly chop watercress and lie on top of the sardines

Chop 3 cherry tomatoes 

Eat, slowly without checking instagram of emails or facebook!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Have you got the guts for good skin ?

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We all know keeping up a solid skin cleansing regime is key for fighting blemishes and maintaining good skin… But what we put into our bodies (and how we absorb it) is just as key. But how do you know what to look out for and how to fix it? We nabbed a sit down with nutritionist Hannah Richards to tell us how to spot (pun intended) potential gut issues, plus her top tips for getting the glow…

Staring right back at you in the mirror is your body’s roadmap to what is going on inside you. Around six metres of it, to be precise. In fact, it’s your largest organ. Think about that for a moment: your skin is your largest organ, with the express responsibility of protecting your inners from the outside world no less.

So how can you tell if you have issues that run more than skin deep?

SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Dull looking skin and hair
  • Blemished and scarred skin
  • Dark shadows under the eyes
  • Bleeding gums
  • Nails that split or that are weak
  • Cuts and wounds that resist healing
  • Prolonged bruising

Sound familiar? While overhauling your lifestyle is probably a no-go (especially if you’re a mum), there are some small, easy changes anyone can make now.

HANNAH’S QUICK TIPS TO IMPROVE SKIN ASAP:

Eat tomatoes
The most versatile of the fruits and now a natural sun protector, too: tomatoes contains lycopene which is an antioxidant protecting you from the sun’s rays from the inside out. Just make sure it’s in season (tomatoes grow in the UK from June to September) and doesn’t look perfect as imperfection in vegetables tends to reveal a better taste sensation.

Close your pores
Tightened pores are less likely to clog: fact. Try taking a cold shower (or at the very least have a cold couple of minutes at the end of your shower) to seal the pores in the skin and scalp, preventing dirt from getting trapped. Bonus: hot water is drying to skin so by braving the cold, you’ll also ensure more moisture is locked into your skin.

Learn how to breathe
You may be thinking that you already know how to do this pretty well, but most people aren’t getting the most from their breath. By learning to breathe diaphragmatically you will be giving your organs a workout at the same time as tightening up those abs.

Support the Vagal Nerve and digestion
The Vagal Nerve is the wandering nerve that connects all your vital organs. By taking a cold shower or a swim in a lake or unheated pool you can stimulate this master nerve and improve your digestive system at the same time.

Get rosy
As well as smelling divine, Rosehip Oil supports healthy cell regeneration. Try Pai Bioregenerate Oil which is 100% natural and organic and helps restore balance and regenerate skin without irritation.